DIY Coolsculpting: Why Coolsculpting at Home Does Not Work

DIY CoolSculpting


CoolSculpting is the #1 noninvasive treatment for reducing stubborn fat bulges. Raving reviews on CoolSculpting continue to saturate the internet, resulting in the disturbing trend DIY CoolSculpting.. To save on CoolSculpting costs, numerous sites are promoting CoolSculpting from home. These DIY hacks include exposing the skin to dry ice and walking around all day wearing a lipo belt (a strap containing ice packs.)

Read on to learn about the possible risks to the skin and why DIY CoolSculpting never works.

Benefits of Professional CoolSculpting

  • Non-surgical liposuction alternative
  • Safely and effectively reduces fat bulges
  • Targets love handles, belly fat, thigh fat, double chins, back fat, and more
  • Treatments are virtually painless
  • Minimal downtime
  • Results look natural
  • Long-term fat reduction results
  • Contours attractive body curves
  • Defines muscles

CoolSculpting Before and After*

The CoolSculpting before and after pictures show fat reduction results. Each person shown has undergone a professional, safe CoolSculpting session. As with all body contouring treatments, results may vary.* However, each person achieves a noticeable reduction in stubborn fat and a more contoured body.

coolsculpting before and after results male abdomen Numa Spa

coolsculpting before and after results female double chin Numa Spa

coolsculpting before and after results outer thigh Numa Spa


CoolSculpting is the Only FDA cleared treatment that utilizes advanced cooling technology. It uses a scientific process known as cryolipolysis (“cryo” = cold + “lipo” = fat + “lysis” = cell death) In other words, CoolSculpting exposes the fat cells to precise cooling temperatures – destroying  the fat cells.

CoolSculpting is the only effective treatment utilizing exact cooling technology to reduce fat cells. The treatment offers numerous factors that DIY CoolSculpting lacks. This includes:

Vacuum Mechanism

CoolSculpting applicators draw up tissue in preparation for cold induced cell death. Gentle suction plays an essential role in fat reduction that cannot be achieved at home.

When an area of the body encounters cold temperatures, fat cells pull away from the skin surface to protect themselves. CoolSculpting applicators suction the subcutaneous fat cells away from the skin layer and holds those fat cellsin the applicator in preparation for multiple angle chilling. This results in deep fat layer penetration.

Proprietary CoolSculpting Applicators

The CoolSculpting machine comes with various FDA cleared applicators. Size and types of applicators determine the body contouring results. In order to achieve a pristine physique, the applicator must adhere to specific stubborn fat bulges. Ice packs provide no suction or the necessary equipment to engage in body shaping. Only a skilled CoolSculpting practitioner at [SPA] offers the necessary applicators to perform long last body contouring.

Precisely Controlled Cooling

CoolSculpting does not actually freeze fat. It draws heat away from the cells in preparation for chilling. Exact temperatures and time specifications cause the fat cells to crystalize, then rupture. This leads to apoptosis or cell death. These destroyed cells exit the body via the lymphatic system.

Safety Mechanism

The CoolSculpting machine comes equipped with several gauges. Each of these criterions operates to protect the safety and well- being of the patient. The gel pad: Gel pads go under the applicator before each sculpting treatment. This shields the skin from frostbite.

Why You Need Professional CoolSculpting Treatments

CoolSculpting is a very technique-sensitive treatment. The more skill and experience your provider have, the better your results. Trying to cool your fat at home will not reduce fat and can harm your skin. Leaving CoolSculpting to a professional provider means you secure safe results that are long-term and do not harm your skin.


Ice packs simply cannot chill fat cells like Coolsculpting does.

  1. Ice packs do not achieve the precise cooling temperatures necessary for apoptosis—cell death. Ice quickly begins to thaw when exposed to warmer environments. In order to acquire proper cooling techniques there can not be any interruptions in temperature.
  2. Using ice packs at home provides no suction mechanism to pull the subcutaneous fat cells away from the skin.
  3. Ice packs do not come with applicators to store the fat in preparation for chilling.
  4. CoolSculpting at home does not freeze fat, rather it may lead to serious skin injuries: Blistering, thermal burns, and potential frostbite.

Do not fall for the DIY CoolSculpting internet hacks.  Why risk your skin, the largest organ in your body, with ice packs that do not even work to reduce fat?

Instead turn to the CoolSculpting experts at Numa Spa in Newport News, VA. They offer a Free Consultation, experience, and state of the art equipment. Get a 25% discount by filling out the form online or call (757) 223-5800.

Does Professional CoolSculpting Hurt?

When you think about the long-term benefits and your wellbeing, it is easy to see why CoolSculpting should be left to the professionals. CoolSculpting at home is very dangerous. However, professional CoolSculpting treatments have a high safety profile and high patient tolerance rate. While individual experiences vary, most people report no CoolSculpting pain during the cooling cycles. For some, it is not uncommon to feel some mild discomfort during the first five minutes of the procedure when the machine turns on. During this time, you may feel a pulling or tugging sensation and a feeling of cold at the treatment site. This discomfort dissipates quickly, allowing patients to sit back and relax for the rest of the treatment.

When comparing the pain and aftereffects, it is easy to see why DIY CoolSculpting is so dangerous and why this fat reduction and body contouring treatment should be left to the experts like those available at Numa Spa.



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